Dr Tamasine Preece gives insight about the power that YouTubers now have on children who look to them for advice on issues they’re most concerned about.
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This report has been published by the UK Safer Internet Centre and launched for Safer Internet Day 2017.
Think about what you shared with your friends on Facebook today. Was it feelings of “stress” or “failure”, or perhaps “joy”, “love” or “excitement”? Each time we post on social media, we leave traces of our mood.
Our emotions are valuable commodities, and many companies are developing automated tools to recognise them in a process known as sentiment analysis.
It’s 10 years since Charlie bit his brother Harry’s finger, catapulting them to YouTube fame.
Understandably, they have changed quite a lot since they found notoriety in one of the earliest internet viral videos.
So where are they now?
Facebook is breaking data privacy laws in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and faces investigations in Spain and the German city of Hamburg, privacy regulators from those respective areas announced today. French authorities also announced they were slapping Facebook with the maximum fine allowed under French privacy law, of €150,000 ($164,000). To put that in perspective, Facebook generated $27.6 billion in revenues last year.
Gaming devices provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families.
However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.
All modern gaming devices offer parental controls to help you manage how your child uses their device, but these do need to be set up in order for them to be operational.